In which I show myself up as a forlorn fanfic writing type by (re)publishing my prequel script to The Thing…
Fan-fiction provides a chance for fans to immerse themselves in their chosen universe beyond the limits of official canon. For the reader it offers all-new stories featuring much-loved characters, but what does it offer the budding writer? Is it nothing more than a waste of time, or can it provide valuable exercise?
Welcome to my first (published (sort of)) attempt at writing some fan-fiction. This may, in fact, be the only time I make such an effort, so enjoy it while you can – or before George Lucas notices and demands his share of the vast profits I will doubtless reap from this enterprise.